Philanthropy Institute Class: Intro to Corporate Giving


Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: • The different types of corporate giving • What motivates corporations to give • How to find potential corporate partners This class will teach you to define different types of corporate philanthropy and their motivations. And you will learn how to find information about different types of corporate philanthropy. Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2021 -2022 by The Philanthropy Institute!


Going for Gold… Or Even Platinum

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

  Candid, formerly GuideStar, is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. This information advances transparency, enables donors to make better decisions and encourages charitable giving. Candid provides information on every nonprofit registered with the IRS. The information comes from several sources: nonprofit organizations themselves; the federal government; and partners in the nonprofit sector. The focus of this program is how you can collect and provide information about your organization to achieve the highest "seal of transparency".  There are four levels/seals: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. We will also discuss nonprofit profiles on Charity Navigator and Great Nonprofits. Attention small nonprofits: When you earn a 2022 Gold Seal from Candid, receive FREE access to Foundation Directory Essential- a resource that helps you win more grants!* *For nonprofits with a budget under $500,000 Program requirements: This will be a hands-on program. In advance of the program, we recommend that

Twilight Tastings Fundraiser at Page Mill Winery!

Page Mill Winery 1960 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore

TVNPA is thrilled to invite our community of supporters out to beautiful Page Mill Winery to gather at Twilight Tastings on May 12, 2022! Celebrate the beauty of Springtime in Livermore wine country amongst good company while enjoying delicious food and wine. The event benefits the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund 2022 Grant Program as we enter into our second round of grant distributions to local nonprofit organizations this year. Tickets are $15 per person to attend and may be purchased at the door. No advanced registration or ticket purchases are required prior to the event. During the first quarter of 2022, the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund successfully distributed $25,000 to seven  nonprofit organizations in the region with awards up to $5,000. These unrestricted grants assist organizations in achieving their critically important missions serving people and causes through the Tri-Valley. Contributions are made directly online through our partner organization at CHEF (Community Health

Fundraising in the Post-Pandemic World!

Bankhead Theater 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA

People are more generous than ever right now and knowing how to welcome this generosity has changed drastically. Do you know how to attract generosity and create lifetime donors now? Do you know the number one way to welcome donors, educate them and turn them into your ambassadors? What are you doing right now to maximize opportunities and what will you do next year? Join author, advisor, professional speaker and award-winning fundraiser, Dee Dee Kiesow as she takes you on an adventure to raise record money with less effort. Her high energy program begins with a mindset shift exercise you can use every day - especially in the new world environment where doing things like you used to will leave you behind. The interactive program will make stops at “Doer and  Donor Enrollment Junction” as well as the visit to "The robots do not raise money for you” whistle-stop and

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center!

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

  We can't wait to see you all in person once again at TVNPA's CommonPoint Nonprofit Center Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! PLEASE NOTE: There is no need to preregister for this event and you do not need to be a TVNPA member to attend the ribbon cutting and the chamber reception immediately following the ceremony. TVNPA has always believed that "Together, we're better" and we welcome our entire community to attend. Just come on over and celebrate the launch of our new space designed specifically to serve nonprofit organizations! The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) will host a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Livermore Chamber of Commerce at CommonPoint Nonprofit Center, a co-working space and community resource center in downtown Livermore, fulfilling a long-held vision by TVNPA Co-Founders Kathy Young and Mony Nop. Open since March 1, 2022, CommonPoint is located at 164 North L Street and is

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund Check Presentation

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

We will present the checks to the recipients of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund's Grant Program - second quarter. All are welcome to come an learn about the programs of these local nonprofits these funds will impact. Please email if you plan to attend.

Leading Others Through Change

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

We have all experienced shifts in the workplace, especially now as the world continues to change each day. This program is designed to give participants the tools and techniques to lead our organizations through times of change and crisis more effectively. As a result, participants will leave with a clearer understanding of what happens to people when an organizational change initiative (both expected and unexpected) occurs, and will feel more prepared to address the myriad challenges that come your way. Outcomes • Understand why change initiatives fail and how to ensure their success • Implement a framework to actively lead change efforts • Begin to plan for the success of future change through close evaluation of the current initiative • Continue to plan for the success of future change through close evaluation of the current initiative • Identify, acknowledge, and manage resistance to ensure an efficient transition   Please note:

Fundraising in 2022: National Trends & Local Perspectives


In his July 2022 Chronicle of Philanthropy cover story, “The Giving Crisis: How Fundraising Can Bring Americans Back to Giving – If It Changes,” Drew Lindsay wrote that the “nonprofit industry staring down the hard truth of declining rates of giving. Fewer than half of American households give to charity, down from two-thirds in the early 2000s.” On September 8, 2022,  we will discuss fundraising in 2022. Drew will join us during this virtual program to provide an overview of the national trends highlighted in his articles, including data from the Giving USA 2022 report. Shaké Sulikyan will moderate an interactive discussion comparing and contrasting the national trends with Bay Area insights. Our panelists, Marisa Melo, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, Aarika Riddle, Executive Director of Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream, and Lisa Tromovitch, Founding Artistic Director of SPARC, will share their perspectives on the national trends

TVNPA Member Workshop – #IamRemarkable

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

Build confidence and exercise your self-promotion muscle during this complimentary #IamRemarkable workshop. Shaké Sulikyan, a trained #IamRemarkable facilitator, will lead an interactive session where you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively. In this workshop you will: share data and research regarding self-promotion and bias participate in exercises that help you articulate your achievements and practice self-promotion have a discussion and share take-home exercises #IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. The space for this workshop is limited  - registration is required. Shaké Sulikyan is a nationally recognized nonprofit executive and change-maker. She’s dedicated her life to making the world a better place. Shaké has over two decades of experience in aligning talent and resources to drive large-scale initiatives,